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MSU Denver Center for Teaching, Learning and Design

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Design directly supports MSU Denver’s primary mission of offering excellence in teaching and learning. We empower the entire academic community at MSU Denver by promoting instructional methods that increase equity, engagement, and success for both students and faculty at all levels of experience, in all course formats. 

Instructional design is a systematic process and methodology for designing, developing and delivering instructional materials that align with desired learning objectives and outcomes. With that end in mind, the CTLD offers strategic support services to all academic programs and faculty. Through our research-driven instructional design framework and initiatives, we strive to create an institutional culture focused on collaborative innovation and continuous improvement for all online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.


TIFF - Feb. 28, 2020

The annual Auraria Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum exists as a collaborative environment for higher education educators and professionals to critically discuss principles of effective teaching and learning. 

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Photo of New Faculty in Fall 2018

One of our greatest pleasures at the CTLD is facilitating the New Faculty Orientation. Here is a "class photo" of the new tenure-track and Category II faculty in August 2018.

Participants of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design's New faculty orientation.

 (Not all persons listed here are displayed in the above image.)

2018 New Tenure Track Faculty: Devika Banerji, Communications, Arts & Sciences; Leslie Boyd, Art; Theresa Buxton, Nursing; Yunkyung (Jacob) Cho, Management; Michele Clark, Management; Dawn Clement, Music; Kelly Conroy, Modern Languages; Gina Cook, Business; Ya (Anna) Dai, Finance; Lori Darnel, Social Work; Lincoln Davie, Health Professions; Thomas De Cino, Aerospace Engineering Sciences; Jonathan  Dyhr, Biology; Anna Gleisberg, Gender, Women and Sexualities Studies; Tanya Greathouse, Social Work; Di Jia, Criminal Justice; Viktor Kiss, Computer Information Systems; Nursen Konuk, Math & Computer Science; Daniel Lair, Communications, Arts & Sciences; Elizabeth Macy, Music; Jessica Ritter, Social Work; Anthony Rivas Human Services; Alfredo Sanchez, Journalism; Siva Santhanam, Communications, Arts & Sciences; Erin Seedorf, Health Care Management; Vicky Seehusen, Computer Information Systems; Natascha Seideneck, Art; Joseph Velasquez, Industrial Design; Marcia Walsh-Aziz; Communications, Arts & Sciences; Karen Wenzel, Health Professions; Devon Wright, Africana Studies

2018 New Category II Faculty: Andre Adeli, Criminal Justice; Kelsey Asplin, Health Professions; Kristen Atkinson ,Social Work; Biff Baker, Marketing; Jessica Bertram, Mathematical and Computer Science; David Blanks, Philosophy; Sally Casey, Health Professions; Saonti Chakraborty, Physics; Perri Corvino, Social Work; David Devine, Music; Shellee Dyer, Engineering; David Farrell, Music; Alex Fayman, Finance; Kimberly Harris, Communication Arts and Sciences; Paul Harrison, Accounting; Honor Heer, Math; Kristina Kesselring, Accounting; Dagmar Kress, Aerospace Science; Laurel Lane, Marketing; Anthony Lopez, Accounting; Shawna  Margesson, Social Work; Sara Morris, Literacy; Jefferey Ogle, Philosophy; Karina Packer, Social Work; Alycia Palmer, Chemistry; Anna Persson, Alternative Licensing Program; Brittany Plaven, Health Professions; Cindy Price, Alternative Licensing Program; Terri Robinson, Health Professions; Adam Schor, Finance; Jennifer Seman, History; Stina Soderling, Gender, Women, Sexualities Studies; Judith Strathearn, Africana Studies; Ann Sullivan, Social Work; Arlene Supple, Marketing; Marie Terry, Mathematical and Computer Science; Christine Watson, Economics



The Center for Teaching, Learning and Design directly supports MSU Denver’s primary mission of offering excellence in teaching and learning. We empower the entire academic community at MSU Denver by promoting instructional methods that increase equity, engagement, and success for both students and faculty at all levels of experience, in all course formats.

Center for Teaching, Learning and Design

Mission Statement, 2018


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MSU Denver Center for Teaching, Learning and Design
Phone: 

303-615-0800

Office Location:

Central Classroom Building

Suite 105

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Individual appointments with staff may be made until 5:00) 

(Closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch except by appointment)

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